The Climate Science Olympiad 2022 is a student competition to find solutions to climate change. Learn, solve, act – the slogan of the initiative, that wants to bring together young people from all around the world, and make them take action against climate change, proposing solutions to real climate problems.
First launched in 2021, the Olympiad reached more than 12,400 participants in over 149 countries and held its award ceremony at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP26) in the UK with Dr. Jane Goodall as guest speaker.
You might be wondering… how to get involved?
Let’s see how the Climate Science Olympiad 2022 actually works.
The first step is the “Qualifiers”, where to register before August 10th.
The qualifier round is a 25-minute online quiz. You can do this online right now, later, or as a student at your school. It works on your computer or smartphone. From February, schools can register their qualifier events to allow all students to participate in sync. Upon verification, schools can also get printable versions of the sheets and conduct exams in paper form.
Each person can participate up to 3 times plus 1 per person they refer. All participants will receive a certificate, and top participants a special honour. Prepare with our quiz app available for Android and iPhone.
After that, it comes the “Quarter finals”. In this step, that runs from January to August, the best 10% of all qualifier attempts advance to the Quarter Finals. Quarter Finals follow the same quick-question format as Qualifiers.
Then come the “Semi-finals” and “Finals”.
In the Semi-Final, you choose one of three problem statements to respond to. To help you prepare, you are told the topics 10 days before the event, but the exact problem statement is only revealed at the start of the actual qualifier event. Then you have 3 hours to research and write essay responses to questions related to the problem statement. ClimateScience will score each team’s solution.
In the finals, you’ll write a proposal about a major climate-related issue and be interviewed by our judges.
The CSO22 has three age brackets: under 16s, 17-19, and 20-25 years old. Regardless of age, participants compete in the same qualifiers and answer the same type of problem statements.
Results for qualifiers and quarter finals are instant via our UI and via email. Semi finals results will arrive close to the finals date.
Registration for qualifiers ends on August 10th, 2022.
The winners will be rewarded with: $15,000, the opportunity to speak at COP27(TBC), a participation certificate.